Neighbours crew win right to right to bargain for enterprise agreement
The crew on Neighbours have won the right to bargain for their first enterprise agreement after a year-long campaign.
In a statement on their website, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance reported union membership had grown to just under 50 of the 100 crew on site, and that “magnified members have pulled off a massive demonstration of collective action and got management to agree to bargain.”
Over 100 signatures out 120 workers (including casuals) collected in the space of a week were presented to FairWork in a majority support determination submission.
This led to management reconsidering its earlier statement that it wouldn’t bargain, and negotiations are expected to commence in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit the MEAA website here: http://www.alliance.org.au/